I started receiving emails from a friend with no message,no subject & I questioned her.....she said all her friends said that they were receiving emails that she never sent.I told her she should join BC because I assumed she got some kind of hijacker ,spyware or malware on her computer I decided to not even open any of her e-mails because she wouldn't do anything to look into what was going on,we actually lost a friendship over this but I simply refuse to put my computer at risk
Now I have another friend that continually sent me those dumb jokes(as attachments) that are forwarded by a long list of"who knows who"....I don't know if I am overly cautious but I never opened any attachments & I don't think it is a safe practice(am I correct?)Anyway,I asked her if she was running any anti-malware or anti-spyware programs & I strongly advised her to,despite my warnings she kept procrastinating & never did anything to protect her computer .....hence,her computer was infected with the Ransom virus & is in the repair shop as we speak,duh?
Anyway,she & I speak everyday via emails,does opening her emails(no attachments)pose a security threat to my computer or can I get infected from her.......Also,I even wondered about my email address being on her list of contacts,don't hackers access that information?I have switched to Win7,I have Secunia PSI (stay on top of my updates & I have Spyware Blaster,Malwarebytes Pro,SuperAntiSpyware & WinPatrol....................
I don't have any idea why people don't take privacy & security seriously,I guess some folks just have to learn the hard way........it just annoys me that they do not have consideration for others
Edited by newbleeping, 05 June 2014 - 02:36 AM.